Something Nice from London
Tete BGenre: Short Feature Film - Drama
Length: 57 minutes
Directed by: Joe Njagu
Featuring: Munya Chidzonga, Charles Njagu, Eddie Sandifolo,
Nyarie Njongonhema, Doc Vikela
Production House: Gango Productions
Production Year: 2018
Tete B is the story of a trigger-happy detective, Mbada (played by Charles Njagu), with an unusual case to solve. Someone saved as "Tete B" in the secret phone of his wife, Mamoyo (Nyarie Nhongonhema), has disrupted his peaceful hangover with a text message about a steamy liaison with her.
Is it the shady dealing entrepreneur, Shumba (Eddie Sandifolo)? Is it the heartbreaking young pilot, Hungwe (Munya Chidzonga)? Is it the superstar musician, Mukanya (Doc Vikela)? By the time Mbada is done with his buddies, everyone will know the answer to the question "Who is Tete B"?
RujekoGenre: Short Feature Film - Drama
Length: 59 minutes
Directed by: Naim Keriah
Featuring: R-tendo Tapiwa
Production House: Shamaika Production
Production Year: 2015
Rujeko is a mentally disturbed deaf woman who lives in the park. Surrounded by lush greenery, ancient trees and beautiful birds, she has made the park her safe refuge in an unpredictable and often cruel world. Despite being homeless, there is a radiance about her, an inability to hold a grudge, a child-like innocence that no one can take away from her. However, mystery surrounds the circumstances that snatched her from her old life, rendering her homeless. When Rujeko comes face to face with the man responsible for separating her from her beloved father, will she have the courage to face her painful past and finally get her closure?
Something Nice from LondonGenre: Feature Film - Drama
Length: 56 minutes
Directed by: Nick Marcq
Written by: Petina Gappah
Featuring: Munya Chidzonga, Lovewell Chisango, Rumbidzai Karize
Production House: Latimer Films
Production Year: 2013
Set in Zimbabwe, the feature-length film focuses on death and the importance of family. Tensions rise in modern-day Harare as the Chikwiro family waits for their dead son’s body to arrive from London. Relatives swirl in, helping themselves to provisions while Mary Chikwiro and her mother are faced not only with the grief of Peter’s death, but also the financial pressure of hosting their family. Days pass and still no coffin.
Conflict over where to bury Peter’s body fuels the chaos; mother insists on the local cemetery, but Matyaya and Jonathan are persuading the family to consider Shurugwi, where Peter’s father was buried. Mary’s cousin Lisa, who also lives in England, informs the Harare relatives that it could be yet another week before Peter’s body arrives, so Mary must use the last of the relations’ cash to stock the food cupboards, as they await something not so nice from London.
Something Nice from London was adapted for the screen from Petina Gappah’s “An Elegy for Easterly” a collection of short stories that won the Guardian First Book Award in 2009.